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Costco

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They have super good prices. They don't always get it right the first... - Jan 20, 2020

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My Eye Dr

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I go to the one on CapitolHill. Very good service. - May 04, 2020

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LensCrafters

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I've always had excellent results. - Jan 28, 2018

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When my glasses fell apart, a store manager told me that they had been assembled... - Sep 26, 2017

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Apex Optical

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I use two locations and the product and service quality is excellent. - Oct 17, 2019

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Colonial Opticians

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These people really really stand by their work. They'll fix almost any... - Jan 29, 2020

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Visionworks

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They don't have many designer frames to choose from. The staff was courteous - May 04, 2020

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Voorthuis Opticians

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I have very complicated vision issues and Voorthuis makes the lenses properly... - Aug 26, 2020

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Costco

4725 W Ox Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030 703-332-3200

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I've been using this Costco for many years to provide my eyewear and contacts.... - Aug 29, 2020

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Apex Optical

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 202-244-1308

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I recently had a change in my prescription and purchased new progressive lens... - May 25, 2020

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Wood Opticians

10400 Connecticut Ave #101
Kensington, MD 20895 301-949-5182

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Prompt, professional, courteous service. We have used Wood Opticians for decades... - May 09, 2020

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Costco

880 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301-417-1533

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Use for both contacts and glasses. Pleasantly surprised by the cost of progressive... - Aug 26, 2020

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Kaiser Permanente

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Difficult to access frames - must have a staff member pull each frame. Caused... - Sep 03, 2016

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Colonial Opticians

1776 E Jefferson St
Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-7422

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I had new prescription for an existing frame. I went to Colonial Opticians... - Jul 18, 2019

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Costco

1200 S Fern St
Arlington, VA 22202 703-413-2324

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Costco has the best prices by far, excellent service, good quality, and an... - Apr 08, 2020

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MacPherson Opticians

5064 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207 703-536-7800

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You can't go wrong with Macpherson's. - Apr 24, 2020

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Costco

11160 Veirs Mill Rd
Wheaton, MD 20902 301-692-1330

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Great selections at great, low prices. Costco stands by the quality of their... - May 21, 2020

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Brewer & Marshall

10490 Baltimore Blvd
Beltsville, MD 20705 301-937-3677

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recommended by my opthamologist. takes time to measure for new glasses and... - Apr 25, 2020

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Olney Opticians

3423 Olney-Laytonsville Rd #2
Olney, MD 20832 301-774-2434

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I had an issue with glasses purchased elsewhere and that optician claimed to... - Apr 04, 2020

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America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

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2pairs and exam $69 so i get 2 reading and 2 driving for $138 won’t... - May 04, 2020

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